Proper crop water relations are essential in optimising cotton growth, development and yield.
Drip irrigation allows scheduling and delivering irrigation water to meet the demand of the crop on a daily basis. This allows to optimize plant growth while avoiding water stress that could negatively affect the yield.
When compared to traditional methods of cotton irrigation, such as flood or furrow, drip irrigation can enhance water-use efficiency thus proving significant savings for the farm and above all for the environment.
Therefore drip irrigation represents an important production element not only to maximise the yield but also to efficiently manage the farm’s resources, such as water, energy, fertilizer and labour thus assuring the profit of the farm.